Holidays and observances

Holidays and observances
Holidays and observances

National Education Day (Poland), formerly Teachers' Day

Holidays and observances
Holidays and observances
Holidays and observances
Holidays and observances
Holidays and observances

Events

1066 - The Norman conquest of England begins with the Battle of Hastings.

Events954 years ago

1322 - Robert the Bruce of Scotland defeats King Edward II of England at the Battle of Old Byland, forcing Edward to accept Scotland's independence.

Events698 years ago

1582 - Because of the adoption of the Gregorian calendar this day does not exist in this year in Italy, Poland, Portugal and Spain.

Events438 years ago

1586 - Mary, Queen of Scots, goes on trial for conspiracy against Queen Elizabeth I of England.

Events434 years ago

1656 - The US state of Massachusetts enacts the first punitive legislation against the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers).

Events364 years ago

1758 - Seven Years' War: Frederick the Great suffers a rare defeat at the Battle of Hochkirch.

Events262 years ago

1773 - The first recorded ministry of education, the Commission of National Education, is formed in the Polish–Lithuanian Commonwealth.

Events247 years ago

1805 - War of the Third Coalition: A French corps defeats an Austrian attempt to escape encirclement at Ulm.

Events215 years ago

1806 - War of the Fourth Coalition: Napoleon decisively defeats Prussia at the Battle of Jena–Auerstedt.

Events214 years ago

1808 - The Republic of Ragusa is annexed by France.

Events212 years ago

1843 - Irish nationalist Daniel O'Connell arrested by British on charges of criminal conspiracy.

Events177 years ago

1863 - American Civil War: Confederate troops under the command of A. P. Hill fail to drive the Union Army completely out of Virginia.

Events157 years ago

1884 - George Eastman receives a U.S. Government patent on his new paper-strip photographic film.

Events136 years ago

1888 - Louis Le Prince films the first motion picture, Roundhay Garden Scene.

Events132 years ago

1898 - The steam ship SS Mohegan sinks near the Lizard peninsula, Cornwall, killing 106.

Events122 years ago

1908 - The Chicago Cubs defeat the Detroit Tigers, 2–0, clinching the 1908 World Series; this would be their last until winning the 2016 World Series.

Events112 years ago

1910 - English aviator Claude Grahame-White lands his aircraft on Executive Avenue near the White House in Washington, D.C.

Events110 years ago

1912 - Former president Theodore Roosevelt is shot and mildly wounded by John Flammang Schrank. With the fresh wound in his chest, and the bullet still within it, Roosevelt delivers his scheduled speech.

Events108 years ago

1913 - Senghenydd colliery disaster, the United Kingdom's worst coal mining accident, claims the lives of 439 miners.

Events107 years ago

1915 - World War I: Bulgaria joins the Central Powers.

Events105 years ago

1920 - Finland and Soviet Russia sign the Treaty of Tartu, exchanging some territories.

Events100 years ago

1926 - The children's book Winnie-the-Pooh, by A. A. Milne, is first published.

Events94 years ago

1933 - Germany withdraws from the League of Nations and World Disarmament Conference.

Events87 years ago

1938 - The first flight of the Curtiss P-40 Warhawk fighter plane.

Events82 years ago

1939 - World War II: The German submarine U-47 sinks the British battleship HMS Royal Oak within her harbour at Scapa Flow, Scotland.

Events81 years ago

1940 - World War II: The Balham underground station disaster kills sixty-six people during the London Blitz.

Events80 years ago

1943 - World War II: Prisoners at the Sobibór extermination camp in Poland revolt against the Germans.

Events77 years ago

1943 - World War II: The American Eighth Air Force loses 60 of 291 B-17 Flying Fortress during the Second Raid on Schweinfurt.

Events77 years ago

1943 - World War II: The Second Philippine Republic, a puppet state of Japan, is inaugurated with José P. Laurel as its president.

Events77 years ago

1947 - Chuck Yeager becomes the first person to exceed the speed of sound.

Events73 years ago

1949 - The Smith Act trials of Communist Party leaders in the United States convicts eleven defendants of conspiring to advocate the violent overthrow of the federal government.

Events71 years ago

1952 - Korean War: The Battle of Triangle Hill is the biggest and bloodiest battle of 1952.

Events68 years ago

1956 - Dr. B. R. Ambedkar, leader of India's Untouchable caste, converts to Buddhism along with 385,000 of his followers (see Neo-Buddhism).

Events64 years ago

1957 - The 23rd Canadian Parliament becomes the only one to be personally opened by the Queen of Canada.

Events63 years ago

1957 - At least 81 people are killed in the most devastating flood in the history of the Spanish city of Valencia.

Events63 years ago

1962 - The Cuban Missile Crisis begins when an American reconnaissance aircraft takes photographs of Soviet ballistic missiles being installed in Cuba.

Events58 years ago

1964 - Martin Luther King Jr. received the Nobel Peace Prize for combating racial inequality through nonviolence.

Events56 years ago

1964 - The Soviet Presidium and the Communist Party Central Committee each vote to accept Nikita Khrushchev's "voluntary" request to retire from his offices.

Events56 years ago

1966 - The city of Montreal begins the operation of its underground Montreal Metro rapid transit system.

Events54 years ago

1968 - The first live TV broadcast by American astronauts in orbit is performed by the Apollo 7 crew.

Events52 years ago

1968 - The 6.5 MwMeckering earthquake shook the southwest portion of Western Australia with a maximum Mercalli intensity of IX (Violent), causing $2.2 million in damage and leaving 20–28 people injured.

Events52 years ago

1968 - Jim Hines becomes the first man ever to break the so-called "ten-second barrier" in the 100-meter sprint with a time of 9.95 seconds.

Events52 years ago

1973 - In the Thammasat student uprising, over 100,000 people protest in Thailand against the military government. Seventy-seven are killed and 857 are injured by soldiers.

Events47 years ago

1977 - Anita Bryant gets a pie thrown in her face at a news conference in Des Moines by gay rights activist Tom Higgins for her anti-LGBT commentary.

Events43 years ago

1979 - The first National March on Washington for Lesbian and Gay Rights draws approximately 100,000 people.

Events41 years ago

1981 - Vice President Hosni Mubarak is elected as the President of Egypt, one week after the assassination of Anwar Sadat.

Events39 years ago

1982 - U.S. President Ronald Reagan proclaims a War on Drugs.

Events38 years ago

1991 - Burmese opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi is awarded the Nobel Peace Prize.

Events29 years ago

1994 - Yasser Arafat, Yitzhak Rabin and Shimon Peres receive the Nobel Peace Prize for their role in the establishment of the Oslo Accords and the framing of future Palestinian self government.

Events26 years ago

1998 - Eric Rudolph is charged with six bombings, including the 1996 Centennial Olympic Park bombing in Atlanta, Georgia.

Events22 years ago

2003 - The Steve Bartman Incident takes place at Wrigley Field in Chicago, Illinois.

Events17 years ago

2004 - MK Airlines Flight 1602 crashes during takeoff from Halifax Stanfield International Airport, killing all seven people on board.

Events16 years ago

2004 - Pinnacle Airlines Flight 3701 crashes in Jefferson City, Missouri. The two pilots (the aircraft's only occupants) are killed.

Events16 years ago

2012 - Felix Baumgartner successfully jumps to Earth from a balloon in the stratosphere.

Events8 years ago

2014 - A snowstorm and avalanche in the Nepalese Himalayas triggered by the remnants of Cyclone Hudhud kills 43 people.

Events6 years ago

2014 - Utah State University receives a bomb threat against feminist media critic Anita Sarkeesian, who was to give a lecture the next day.

Events6 years ago

2014 - The Serbia vs. Albania UEFA qualifying match is canceled after 42 minutes due to several incidents on and off the pitch. Albania is eventually awarded a win.

Events6 years ago

2015 - A suicide bomb attack in Pakistan kills at least seven people and injures 13 others.

Events5 years ago

2017 - A massive truck bombing in Somalia kills 358 people and injures more than 400 others.

Events3 years ago

Births

1257 - Przemysł II of Poland (d. 1296)

Births763 years ago

1404 - Marie of Anjou (d. 1463)

Births616 years ago

1425 - Alesso Baldovinetti, Italian painter (d. 1499)

Births595 years ago

1465 - Konrad Peutinger, German humanist and antiquarian (d. 1547)

Births555 years ago

1493 - Shimazu Tadayoshi, Japanese daimyō (d. 1568)

Births527 years ago
Births478 years ago

1563 - Jodocus Hondius, Flemish engraver and cartographer (d. 1611)

Births457 years ago

1569 - Giambattista Marino, Italian poet (d. 1625)

Births451 years ago

1630 - Sophia of Hanover (d. 1714)

Births390 years ago
Births387 years ago

1639 - Simon van der Stel, Dutch commander and politician, 1st Governor of the Dutch Cape Colony (d. 1712)

Births381 years ago

1643 - Bahadur Shah I, Mughal emperor (d. 1712)

Births377 years ago

1644 - William Penn, English businessman who founded Pennsylvania (d. 1718)

Births376 years ago

1687 - Robert Simson, Scottish mathematician and academic (d. 1768)

Births333 years ago

1712 - George Grenville, English lawyer and politician, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (d. 1770)

Births308 years ago

1726 - Charles Middleton, 1st Baron Barham, Scottish-English admiral and politician (d. 1813)

Births294 years ago
Births287 years ago
Births236 years ago

1791 - Friedrich Parrot, Baltic German naturalist (d. 1841)

Births229 years ago

1801 - Joseph Plateau, Belgian physicist and academic, created the Phenakistoscope (d. 1883)

Births219 years ago

1806 - Preston King, American lawyer and politician (d. 1865)

Births214 years ago

1824 - Adolphe Monticelli, French painter (d. 1886)

Births196 years ago

1840 - Dmitry Pisarev, Russian author and critic (d. 1868)

Births180 years ago

1842 - Joe Start, American baseball player and manager (d. 1927)

Births178 years ago

1844 - John See, English-Australian politician, 14th Premier of New South Wales (d. 1907)

Births176 years ago

1848 - Byron Edmund Walker, Canadian banker and philanthropist (d. 1924)

Births172 years ago

1853 - John William Kendrick, American engineer and businessman (d. 1924)

Births167 years ago

1861 - Julia A. Ames, American journalist, editor, and reformer (d. 1891)

Births159 years ago

1867 - Masaoka Shiki, Japanese poet, author, and critic (d. 1902)

Births153 years ago

1869 - Joseph Duveen, 1st Baron Duveen, English art dealer (d. 1939)

Births151 years ago

1871 - Alexander von Zemlinsky, Austrian composer, conductor, and teacher (d. 1942)

Births149 years ago

1872 - Reginald Doherty, English tennis player (d. 1910)

Births148 years ago

1882 - Éamon de Valera, American-Irish rebel and politician, 3rd President of Ireland (d. 1975)

Births138 years ago

1882 - Charlie Parker, English cricketer, coach, and umpire (d. 1959)

Births138 years ago

1888 - Katherine Mansfield, New Zealand novelist, short story writer, and essayist (d. 1923)

Births132 years ago

1888 - Yukio Sakurauchi, Japanese businessman and politician, 27th Japanese Minister of Finance (d. 1947)

Births132 years ago

1890 - Dwight D. Eisenhower, American general and politician, 34th President of the United States (d. 1969)

Births130 years ago

1892 - Sumner Welles, American politician and diplomat, 11th Under Secretary of State (d. 1961)

Births128 years ago

1893 - Lillian Gish, American actress (d. 1993)

Births127 years ago

1894 - E. E. Cummings, American poet and playwright (d. 1962)

Births126 years ago

1894 - Victoria Drummond, British marine engineer (d. 1978)

Births126 years ago

1897 - Alicja Dorabialska, Polish chemist (d. 1975)

Births123 years ago

1898 - Thomas William Holmes, Canadian sergeant and pilot, Victoria Cross recipient (d. 1950)

Births122 years ago

1900 - W. Edwards Deming, American statistician, author, and academic (d. 1993)

Births120 years ago

1902 - Learco Guerra, Italian cyclist and manager (d. 1963)

Births118 years ago

1904 - Christian Pineau, French politician, French Minister of Foreign Affairs (d. 1995)

Births116 years ago

1904 - Mikhail Pervukhin, Soviet politician, First Deputy Premier of the Soviet Union (d. 1978)

Births116 years ago

1906 - Hassan al-Banna, Egyptian religious leader, founded the Muslim Brotherhood (d. 1949)

Births114 years ago

1906 - Hannah Arendt, German-American philosopher and theorist (d. 1975)

Births114 years ago

1907 - Allan Jones, American actor and singer (d. 1992)

Births113 years ago

1909 - Mochitsura Hashimoto, Japanese commander (d. 2000)

Births111 years ago

1909 - Dorothy Kingsley, American screenwriter and producer (d. 1996)

Births111 years ago

1909 - Bernd Rosemeyer, German racing driver (d. 1938)

Births111 years ago

1910 - John Wooden, American basketball player and coach (d. 2010)

Births110 years ago

1911 - Lê Đức Thọ, Vietnamese general and politician, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1990)

Births109 years ago

1914 - Harry Brecheen, American baseball player and coach (d. 2004)

Births106 years ago

1914 - Raymond Davis Jr., American chemist and physicist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 2006)

Births106 years ago

1914 - Alexis Rannit, Estonian poet and critic (d. 1985)

Births106 years ago

1915 - Loris Francesco Capovilla, Italian cardinal (d. 2016)

Births105 years ago

1916 - C. Everett Koop, American admiral and surgeon, 13th United States Surgeon General (d. 2013)

Births104 years ago

1918 - Marcel Chaput, Canadian biochemist, journalist, and politician (d. 1991)

Births102 years ago

1918 - Thelma Coyne Long, Australian tennis player and captain (d. 2015)

Births102 years ago

1918 - Doug Ring, Australian cricketer and sportscaster (d. 2003)

Births102 years ago

1921 - José Arraño Acevedo, Chilean journalist and historian (d. 2009)

Births99 years ago

1923 - Joel Barnett, English accountant and politician, Chief Secretary to the Treasury (d. 2014)

Births97 years ago

1926 - Willy Alberti, Dutch singer and actor (d. 1985)

Births94 years ago

1927 - Roger Moore, English actor and producer (d. 2017)

Births93 years ago

1928 - Joyce Bryant, American actress and singer

Births92 years ago

1928 - Frank E. Resnik, American chemist and businessman (d. 1995)

Births92 years ago

1929 - Yvon Durelle, Canadian boxer and wrestler (d. 2007)

Births91 years ago

1930 - Robert Parker, American singer and saxophonist

Births90 years ago

1930 - Mobutu Sese Seko, Congolese soldier and politician, President of Zaire (d. 1997)

Births90 years ago

1930 - Alan Williams, Welsh journalist and politician, Shadow Secretary of State for Wales (d. 2014)

Births90 years ago

1932 - Enrico Di Giuseppe, American tenor and actor (d. 2005)

Births88 years ago

1932 - Anatoly Larkin, Russian-American physicist and academic (d. 2005)

Births88 years ago

1936 - Hans Kraay Sr., Dutch footballer and manager (d. 2017)

Births84 years ago

1936 - Jürg Schubiger, Swiss psychotherapist and author (d. 2014)

Births84 years ago

1938 - Farah Pahlavi, Empress of Iran

Births82 years ago

1938 - John Dean, American lawyer and author, 13th White House Counsel

Births82 years ago

1938 - Elizabeth Esteve-Coll, English curator and academic

Births82 years ago

1938 - Ron Lancaster, American-Canadian football player and coach (d. 2008)

Births82 years ago

1938 - Shula Marks, South African historian and academic

Births82 years ago

1938 - Melba Montgomery, American country music singer

Births82 years ago

1939 - Ralph Lauren, American fashion designer, founded the Ralph Lauren Corporation

Births81 years ago

1939 - Rocky Thompson, American golfer and politician

Births81 years ago

1940 - Perrie Mans, South African snooker player

Births80 years ago

1940 - Cliff Richard, Indian-English singer-songwriter and actor

Births80 years ago

1940 - J. C. Snead, American golfer

Births80 years ago

1940 - Christopher Timothy, Welsh actor, director, and screenwriter

Births80 years ago

1941 - Jerry Glanville, American football player and coach

Births79 years ago

1941 - Eddie Keher, Irish sportsman (hurling)

Births79 years ago

1941 - Laurie Lawrence, Australian rugby player and coach

Births79 years ago

1941 - Art Shamsky, American baseball player and manager

Births79 years ago

1941 - Roger Taylor, English tennis player

Births79 years ago

1942 - Bob Hiller, English rugby player

Births78 years ago

1942 - Evelio Javier, Filipino lawyer and politician (d. 1986)

Births78 years ago

1942 - Péter Nádas, Hungarian author and playwright

Births78 years ago

1942 - Suzzanna, Indonesian actress (d. 2008)

Births78 years ago

1943 - Mohammad Khatami, Iranian scholar and politician, 5th President of Iran

Births77 years ago

1944 - Udo Kier, German-American actor and director

Births76 years ago

1945 - Colin Hodgkinson, English bass player

Births75 years ago

1945 - Daan Jippes, Dutch author and illustrator

Births75 years ago

1945 - Lesley Joseph, English actress

Births75 years ago
Births74 years ago

1946 - Joey de Leon, Filipino comedian, actor and television host

Births74 years ago

1946 - Justin Hayward, English singer-songwriter and guitarist

Births74 years ago

1946 - Dan McCafferty, Scottish singer-songwriter

Births74 years ago

1946 - Al Oliver, American baseball player

Births74 years ago

1946 - Craig Venter, American biologist, geneticist, and academic

Births74 years ago

1947 - Norman Harris, American guitarist, songwriter, and producer (d. 1987)

Births73 years ago

1947 - Charlie Joiner, American football player

Births73 years ago

1947 - Nikolai Volkoff, Croatian-American wrestler (d. 2018)

Births73 years ago

1948 - Marcia Barrett, Jamaican-English singer

Births72 years ago

1948 - Norman Ornstein, American political scientist and scholar

Births72 years ago

1949 - Damian Lau, Hong Kong actor, director, and producer

Births71 years ago

1949 - Katha Pollitt, American poet and author

Births71 years ago

1949 - Dave Schultz, Canadian ice hockey player and referee

Births71 years ago

1950 - Joey Travolta, American actor, director, and producer

Births70 years ago

1951 - Aad van den Hoek, Dutch cyclist

Births69 years ago

1952 - Harry Anderson, American actor and screenwriter (d. 2018)

Births68 years ago

1952 - Nikolai Andrianov, Russian gymnast and coach (d. 2011)

Births68 years ago

1952 - Rick Aviles, American comedian and actor (d. 1995)

Births68 years ago

1953 - Kazumi Watanabe, Japanese guitarist and composer

Births67 years ago

1954 - Mordechai Vanunu, Moroccan-Israeli technician and academic

Births66 years ago

1955 - Iwona Blazwick, English curator and critic

Births65 years ago

1956 - Ümit Besen, Turkish singer-songwriter

Births64 years ago

1956 - Beth Daniel, American golfer and sportscaster

Births64 years ago

1956 - Jennell Jaquays, American game designer

Births64 years ago

1956 - Arleen Sorkin, American actress, producer, and screenwriter

Births64 years ago

1957 - Michel Després, Canadian lawyer and politician

Births63 years ago

1957 - Gen Nakatani, Japanese lawyer and politician, 13th Japanese Minister of Defense

Births63 years ago

1958 - Thomas Dolby, English singer-songwriter and producer

Births62 years ago

1959 - A. J. Pero, American drummer (d. 2015)

Births61 years ago

1960 - Steve Cram, English runner and coach

Births60 years ago

1960 - Zbigniew Kruszyński, Polish footballer and coach

Births60 years ago

1961 - Isaac Mizrahi, American fashion designer

Births59 years ago

1962 - Jaan Ehlvest, Estonian chess player

Births58 years ago

1962 - Trevor Goddard, English-American actor (d. 2003)

Births58 years ago

1962 - Chris Thomas King, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, producer, and actor

Births58 years ago

1963 - Lori Petty, American actress

Births57 years ago

1964 - Joe Girardi, American baseball player and manager

Births56 years ago

1965 - Steve Coogan, English actor, comedian, producer, and screenwriter

Births55 years ago

1965 - Jüri Jaanson, Estonian rower and politician

Births55 years ago

1965 - Constantine Koukias, Greek-Australian flute player and composer

Births55 years ago

1965 - Karyn White, American singer-songwriter

Births55 years ago

1967 - Pat Kelly, American baseball player, coach, and manager

Births53 years ago

1967 - Sylvain Lefebvre, Canadian ice hockey player and coach

Births53 years ago

1967 - Werner Daehn, German actor

Births53 years ago

1968 - Jay Ferguson, Canadian guitarist and songwriter

Births52 years ago

1968 - Johnny Goudie, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, producer, and actor

Births52 years ago

1968 - Matthew Le Tissier, English footballer and journalist

Births52 years ago

1968 - Dwayne Schintzius, American basketball player and coach (d. 2012)

Births52 years ago

1969 - P. J. Brown, American basketball player

Births51 years ago

1969 - Viktor Onopko, Russian footballer and manager

Births51 years ago

1969 - David Strickland, American actor (d. 1999)

Births51 years ago

1970 - Martin Barbarič, Czech footballer and coach (d. 2013)

Births50 years ago

1970 - Jim Jackson, American basketball player and sportscaster

Births50 years ago

1970 - Meelis Lindmaa, Estonian footballer

Births50 years ago

1970 - Hiromi Nagasaku, Japanese actress and singer

Births50 years ago

1970 - Pär Zetterberg, Swedish footballer

Births50 years ago

1970 - Vasko Vassilev, Bulgarian violinist

Births50 years ago

1971 - Jorge Costa, Portuguese footballer and manager

Births49 years ago

1971 - Robert Jaworski Jr., Filipino basketball player and politician

Births49 years ago

1972 - Erika deLone, American tennis player

Births48 years ago

1972 - Julian O'Neill, Australian rugby league player

Births48 years ago

1973 - Thom Brooks, American-British political philosopher and legal scholar

Births47 years ago

1973 - Lasha Zhvania, Georgian businessman and politician

Births47 years ago

1974 - Jessica Drake, American porn actress and director

Births46 years ago

1974 - Samuel José da Silva Vieira, Brazilian footballer

Births46 years ago

1974 - Natalie Maines, American singer-songwriter

Births46 years ago

1974 - Viktor Röthlin, Swiss runner

Births46 years ago

1974 - Tümer Metin, Turkish footballer

Births46 years ago

1975 - Michael Duberry, English footballer

Births45 years ago

1975 - Floyd Landis, American cyclist

Births45 years ago

1975 - Carlos Spencer, New Zealand rugby player

Births45 years ago

1976 - Tillakaratne Dilshan, Sri Lankan cricketer

Births44 years ago

1977 - Saeed Ajmal, Pakistani cricketer

Births43 years ago

1977 - Barry Ditewig, Dutch footballer

Births43 years ago

1977 - Kelly Schumacher, American-Canadian basketball and volleyball player

Births43 years ago

1978 - Justin Lee Brannan, American guitarist and songwriter

Births42 years ago

1978 - Paul Hunter, English snooker player (d. 2006)

Births42 years ago

1978 - Jana Macurová, Czech tennis player

Births42 years ago

1978 - Steven Thompson, Scottish footballer

Births42 years ago

1978 - Usher, American singer-songwriter, dancer, and actor

Births42 years ago

1979 - Stacy Keibler, American wrestler and actress

Births41 years ago

1979 - Liina-Grete Lilender, Estonian figure skater and coach

Births41 years ago

1980 - Paúl Ambrosi, Ecuadorian footballer

Births40 years ago

1980 - Amjad Khan, Danish-English cricketer

Births40 years ago

1980 - Scott Kooistra, American football player

Births40 years ago

1980 - Niels Lodberg, Danish footballer

Births40 years ago

1980 - Terrence McGee, American football player

Births40 years ago

1980 - Ben Whishaw, English actor

Births40 years ago

1981 - Gautam Gambhir, Indian cricketer

Births39 years ago

1982 - Ryan Hall, American runner

Births38 years ago

1982 - Matt Roth, American football player

Births38 years ago

1983 - Betty Heidler, German hammer thrower

Births37 years ago

1984 - LaRon Landry, American football player

Births36 years ago

1984 - Alex Scott, English footballer

Births36 years ago

1985 - Alexandre Sarnes Negrão, Brazilian racing driver

Births35 years ago

1985 - Ivan Pernar, Croatian Member of Parliament

Births35 years ago

1986 - Tom Craddock, English footballer

Births34 years ago

1988 - Glenn Maxwell, Australian cricketer

Births32 years ago

1990 - Jordan Clark, English cricketer

Births30 years ago

1992 - Ahmed Musa, Nigerian footballer

Births28 years ago

1993 - Ashton Agar, Australian cricketer

Births27 years ago

1994 - Joe Burgess, English rugby league player

Births26 years ago

1994 - Jaelen Feeney, Australian rugby league player

Births26 years ago

1994 - Jared Goff, American football player

Births26 years ago

2001 - Rowan Blanchard, American actress

Births19 years ago

Deaths

841 - Shi Yuanzhong, Chinese governor

Deaths

869 - Pang Xun, Chinese rebel leader

Deaths

962 - Gerloc, Frankish noblewoman

Deaths

996 - Al-Aziz Billah, Fatimid caliph (b. 955)

Deaths

1066 - Harold Godwinson, English king (b. 1022)

Deaths954 years ago

1066 - Leofwine Godwinson, English nobleman and brother of Harold II

Deaths954 years ago

1066 - Gyrth Godwinson, English nobleman and brother of Harold II

Deaths954 years ago

1077 - Andronicus Ducas, Byzantine courtier (b. 1022)

Deaths943 years ago

1092 - Nizam al-Mulk, Persian scholar and politician (b. 1018)

Deaths928 years ago

1184 - Yusuf I, Almohad caliph (b. 1135)

Deaths836 years ago

1213 - Geoffrey Fitz Peter, 1st Earl of Essex, English sheriff and Chief Justiciar

Deaths807 years ago

1217 - Isabella, English noblewoman and wife of John of England (b. c. 1173)

Deaths803 years ago

1240 - Razia Sultana, Only female sultan of Delhi (b. c. 1205)

Deaths780 years ago

1256 - Kujō Yoritsugu, Japanese shogun (b. 1239)

Deaths764 years ago

1318 - Edward Bruce, High King of Ireland (b. 1275)

Deaths702 years ago

1416 - Henry the Mild, duke of Brunswick-Lüneburg

Deaths604 years ago

1536 - Garcilaso de la Vega, Spanish poet (b. 1503)

Deaths484 years ago

1552 - Oswald Myconius, Swiss theologian and reformer (b. 1488)

Deaths468 years ago

1565 - Thomas Chaloner, English poet and politician (b. 1521)

Deaths455 years ago

1568 - Jacques Arcadelt, Dutch singer and composer (b. 1507)

Deaths452 years ago

1610 - Amago Yoshihisa, Japanese daimyō (b. 1540)

Deaths410 years ago

1618 - Gervase Clifton, 1st Baron Clifton, English nobleman (b.c. 1570)

Deaths402 years ago

1619 - Samuel Daniel, English poet and historian (b. 1562)

Deaths401 years ago

1631 - Sophie of Mecklenburg-Güstrow, queen of Denmark and Norway (b. 1557)

Deaths389 years ago

1637 - Gabriello Chiabrera, Italian poet (b. 1552)

Deaths383 years ago

1669 - Antonio Cesti, Italian organist and composer (b. 1623)

Deaths351 years ago

1703 - Thomas Kingo, Danish bishop and poet (b. 1634)

Deaths317 years ago

1711 - Tewoflos, Ethiopian emperor (b. 1708)

Deaths309 years ago

1758 - James Francis Edward Keith, Scottish-Prussian field marshal (b. 1696)

Deaths262 years ago

1747 - Amaro Pargo, Spanish corsair (b. 1678)

Deaths273 years ago

1831 - Jean-Louis Pons, French astronomer and educator (b. 1761)

Deaths189 years ago

1911 - John Marshall Harlan, American lawyer and politician (b. 1833)

Deaths109 years ago

1923 - Marcellus Emants, Dutch-Swiss author, poet, and playwright (b. 1848)

Deaths97 years ago

1929 - Henri Berger, German composer and bandleader (b. 1844)

Deaths91 years ago

1930 - Samuel van Houten, Dutch lawyer and politician, Dutch Minister of the Interior (b. 1837)

Deaths90 years ago

1942 - Noboru Yamaguchi, Japanese mob boss (b. 1902)

Deaths78 years ago

1943 - Sobibór uprising:Rudolf Beckmann, German SS officer (b. 1910)

Deaths77 years ago

1943 - Sobibór uprising:Siegfried Graetschus, German sergeant (b. 1916)

Deaths77 years ago

1943 - Sobibór uprising:Johann Niemann, German lieutenant (b. 1913)

Deaths77 years ago

1944 - Erwin Rommel, German field marshal (b. 1891)

Deaths76 years ago

1953 - Émile Sarrade, French rugby player and tug of war competitor (b. 1877)

Deaths67 years ago

1953 - Kyuichi Tokuda, Japanese lawyer and politician (b. 1894)

Deaths67 years ago

1958 - Douglas Mawson, Australian geologist, academic, and explorer (b. 1882)

Deaths62 years ago

1959 - Jack Davey, New Zealand-Australian singer and radio host (b. 1907)

Deaths61 years ago

1959 - Errol Flynn, Australian-American actor, singer, and producer (b. 1909)

Deaths61 years ago

1960 - Abram Ioffe, Russian physicist and academic (b. 1880)

Deaths60 years ago

1961 - Paul Ramadier, French politician, 129th Prime Minister of France (b. 1888)

Deaths59 years ago

1961 - Harriet Shaw Weaver, English journalist and activist (b. 1876)

Deaths59 years ago

1965 - William Hogenson, American sprinter (b. 1884)

Deaths55 years ago

1965 - Randall Jarrell, American poet and author (b. 1914)

Deaths55 years ago

1967 - Marcel Aymé, French author and playwright (b. 1902)

Deaths53 years ago

1969 - Haguroyama Masaji, Japanese sumo wrestler, the 36th Yokozuna (b. 1914)

Deaths51 years ago

1969 - August Sang, Estonian poet and translator (b. 1914)

Deaths51 years ago

1973 - Edmund A. Chester, American journalist and broadcaster (b. 1897)

Deaths47 years ago

1973 - Ahmed Hamdi, Egyptian general and engineer (b. 1929)

Deaths47 years ago

1976 - Edith Evans, English actress (b. 1888)

Deaths44 years ago

1977 - Bing Crosby, American singer-songwriter and actor (b. 1903)

Deaths43 years ago

1982 - Louis Rougier, French philosopher from the Vienna Circle (b. 1889)

Deaths38 years ago

1983 - Willard Price, Canadian-American historian and author (b. 1887)

Deaths37 years ago

1984 - Martin Ryle, English astronomer and physicist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1918)

Deaths36 years ago

1985 - Emil Gilels, Ukrainian-Russian pianist (b. 1916)

Deaths35 years ago

1986 - Keenan Wynn, American actor (b. 1916)

Deaths34 years ago

1986 - Takahiko Yamanouchi, Japanese physicist (b. 1902)

Deaths34 years ago

1990 - Leonard Bernstein, American pianist, composer, and conductor (b. 1918)

Deaths30 years ago

1997 - Harold Robbins, American author (b. 1915)

Deaths23 years ago

1998 - Cleveland Amory, American author and activist (b. 1917)

Deaths22 years ago

1998 - Frankie Yankovic, American accordion player (b. 1916)

Deaths22 years ago

1999 - Julius Nyerere, Tanzanian educator and politician, 1st President of Tanzania (b. 1922)

Deaths21 years ago

2000 - Art Coulter, Canadian-American ice hockey player (b. 1909)

Deaths20 years ago

2000 - Tony Roper, American race car driver (b. 1964)

Deaths20 years ago

2002 - Norbert Schultze, German composer and conductor (b. 1911)

Deaths18 years ago

2003 - Patrick Dalzel-Job, English linguist, commander, and navigator (b. 1913)

Deaths17 years ago

2006 - Freddy Fender, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (b. 1937)

Deaths14 years ago

2006 - Klaas Runia, Dutch theologian and journalist (b. 1926)

Deaths14 years ago

2006 - Gerry Studds, American educator and politician (b. 1937)

Deaths14 years ago

2008 - Robert Furman, American engineer and intelligence officer (b. 1915)

Deaths12 years ago

2008 - Kazys Petkevičius, Lithuanian basketball player and coach (b. 1926)

Deaths12 years ago

2009 - Martyn Sanderson, New Zealand actor and screenwriter (b. 1938)

Deaths11 years ago

2009 - Collin Wilcox, American actress (b. 1935)

Deaths11 years ago

2009 - Lou Albano, American professional wrestler (b. 1933)

Deaths11 years ago

2010 - Simon MacCorkindale, English actor, director, and producer (b. 1952)

Deaths10 years ago

2010 - Benoit Mandelbrot, Polish-American mathematician and economist (b. 1924)

Deaths10 years ago

2011 - Reg Alcock, Canadian businessman and politician (b. 1948)

Deaths9 years ago

2011 - Ashawna Hailey, American computer scientist and philanthropist (b. 1949)

Deaths9 years ago

2012 - John Clive, English actor and author (b. 1933)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - Max Fatchen, Australian journalist and author (b. 1920)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - James R. Grover Jr., American lawyer and politician (b. 1919)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - Larry Sloan, American publisher, co-founded Price Stern Sloan (b. 1922)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - Arlen Specter, American lieutenant and politician (b. 1930)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - Dody Weston Thompson, American photographer (b. 1923)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - Gart Westerhout, Dutch-American astronomer and academic (b. 1927)

Deaths8 years ago

2013 - Wally Bell, American baseball player and umpire (b. 1965)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Max Cahner, German-Catalan historian and politician (b. 1936)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Kōichi Iijima, Japanese author and poet (b. 1930)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Bruno Metsu, French footballer and manager (b. 1954)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Frank Moore, American painter and poet (b. 1946)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Käty van der Mije-Nicolau, Romanian-Dutch chess player (b. 1940)

Deaths7 years ago

2014 - A. H. Halsey, English sociologist and academic (b. 1923)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - Leonard Liggio, American author and academic (b. 1933)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - Elizabeth Peña, American actress (b. 1959)

Deaths6 years ago

2015 - Nurlan Balgimbayev, Kazakh politician, 3rd Prime Minister of Kazakhstan (b. 1947)

Deaths5 years ago

2015 - Mathieu Kérékou, Beninese soldier and politician, President of Benin (b. 1933)

Deaths5 years ago

2015 - Margaret Keyes, American historian and academic (b. 1918)

Deaths5 years ago

2015 - Radhakrishna Hariram Tahiliani, Indian admiral (b. 1930)

Deaths5 years ago

2016 - Helen Kelly, New Zealand trade union leader (b. 1964)

Deaths4 years ago

2019 - Harold Bloom, American literary critic (b.1930)

Deaths1 years ago

2019 - Sulli, South Korean actress, singer, and model (b.1994)

Deaths1 years ago

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